2013 Ocala Magazine Best of the Best 4

Weeks of voting have yielded the results of this year’s Ocala Magazine Best of the Best reader survey. From friendly, familiar faces to enthusiastic entrepreneurs, you voted for your favorites, and now we are happy to announce the noteworthy winners. Some of our most popular categories, along with newly introduced titles, made for some tough voting that thousands participated in. Without further ado, Ocala Magazine congratulates, and introduces to you, the 2013 Best of the Best Award winners.

Photography by Chris Redd

Best of Winners

Best Places to Check-In

Hilton Ocala

Runner-Up
Holiday Inn Suites & Convention Center

 

Best Place to Buy a Gift

Your Heart’s Desire

Runner-Up
Serendipity Boutique

 

Best Jeweler

Gause & Sons

Runner-Up
Ocala Lady Jeweler

 

Best Spa

Face the Day Salon & Spa

Runner-Up
Azulene Day Spa

 

Best Music Store

Sound Exchange

Runner-Up
Paramour

 

Best Woman’s Apparel Store

Jezebel’s

Runner-Up
Adobe east

 

Best Place to Buy Resale

The White Elephant

Runner-Up
The Carriage Trade

 

Best Community Event

Light Up Ocala

Runner-Up
The Ocala Christmas Parade

 

Best New Business

Corkscrew

Runner-Up
Hello Little One 3D/4D Ultrasound

 

Best Children’s Boutique

The Monkey Cage

Runner-Up
Olivia & Co.

 

Best Cultural Activity

Ocala Civic Theatre

Runner-Up
Appleton Museum of Art

 

Best Equine Event

HITS- Horse Show in the Sun

Runner-Up
4-H Horse Show

 

Best Radio Personality

Lewis Stokes of K Country

Runner-Up
The Dave & Bo Show on WTRS

 

Best Bartender

Ben Payne of Pi on Broadway

Runner-Up
Jamie Zimbleman of Horse & Hound

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